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Minister pledges crackdown against criminals on Abuja-Kaduna road

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, has‎ pledged the Federal Government’s determination to eliminate kidnapping and armed robbery on the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other parts of the country. ‎ ‎

The minister made the pledge when he‎ visited the joint Military/ Police operational base recently established at Rijana in Kaduna State and communities around the area. Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, spokesman to the minister,  said in a statement on Thursday that Dambazau vowed to‎ uproot all criminally-minded persons unleashing mayhem on individuals along the road.‎

Osaigbovo said that the minister ‎used the opportunity of the visit to engage the Rijana community in an interactive session and assured them of adequate safety and security. He however‎ urged members of the community to deepen their support and collaboration with security forces by providing adequate information to tackle the menace. ‎‎

Dambazau also pledged better collaboration with state governments to tackle security challenges in the country. The minister,‎ in company of Gov. Nasir el-Rufai, also visited ‎Kajuru community where he commiserated with the people on the recent violence in the area.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, recently ordered security beef up and surveillance on the Abuja – Kaduna road following increasing reports of kidnappings and armed robberies on the highway.

(Source: Vanguard)

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